Chappellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard 2005

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Notes on the Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley 2005 : WINEMAKER NOTES: Ripe and forward on the nose, the wine display...

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Chappelet Cabernet is tasty, rich and well structured, like a good Bordeaux Read more

Stately currant nose, with some barnyard funk. Restrained, but elegantly complex. Very smooth. Acidic, but not at all sour. Velvet hammer. Narrow s... Read more

We'd normally give a good Chappellet cab a higher rating, but we cracked open a bottle of the 2005 this evening (May '08) and it was a little below... Read more

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User Reviews for Chappellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard

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Snooth User: eduardodelvino
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4.00 5
09/10/2009

Chappelet Cabernet is tasty, rich and well structured, like a good Bordeaux


Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.50 5
05/15/2009

Stately currant nose, with some barnyard funk. Restrained, but elegantly complex. Very smooth. Acidic, but not at all sour. Velvet hammer. Narrow start, then it unfolds. Some pencil lead. Huge but focused.


Snooth User: chock
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2.50 5
05/03/2008

We'd normally give a good Chappellet cab a higher rating, but we cracked open a bottle of the 2005 this evening (May '08) and it was a little below expectations. It definitely opened up and got better after it breathed a little. But still not as nice as a bottle of Bordeaux that we opened right after this one for half the price.


Snooth User: grantlabt
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4.00 5
12/15/2009

Great wine. Really opened up in the decanter. Fruit forward with a hint of chocolate. Full bodied and long finish.


Snooth User: AlexaFlagler
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5.00 5
02/19/2009

This wine is aging beautifully, we opened a bottle last week and it was amazing... especially with a grea lamb dinner!


External Reviews for Chappellet Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard

External Review
01/10/2013

Feels instantly special in the mouth, with beautiful tannins that are soft and ripe but complex at the same time. They frame deep, flavors of black berries, currants, tobacco, dark chocolate, violets, anise and cedar, firmed with minerals. Best 2010andndash;2014.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Wine Spectator - #24, Top 100 Wines of 200896 Points. - James LaubeBig, ripe and complex, but light on its feet. An elegant, spicy mix of rich currant, anise, toasty oak, espresso and subtle herb


External Review
01/10/2013

Revealing a deeper ruby/purple color as well as a classic bouquet of blueberries, creme de cassis, spring flowers, and background earth, the medium to full-bodied, moderately tannic 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon can be drunk now or cellared for 12andndash;15 years.


External Review
01/20/2009

Tightly wound, well-focused, intense and concentrated, with a dusty berry and spicy, leathery edge that sits on the palate and ends up dominating the flavor and texture. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/20/2009

An attractive array of blackberry, smoke, dark chocolate, and bay leaf aromas leads to a lustrous, layered wine. Rich on the palate with a velvet texture, the spicy, ripe, black fruits are beautifully integrated with the oak, tannins, and acidity.


External Review
11/09/2008

Tightly wound, well-focused, intense and concentrated, with a dusty berry and spicy, leathery edge that sits on the palate and ends up dominating the flavor and texture. Drink now through 2013. 6,530 cases made.


External Review
05/19/2011

Brilliant violet red. Generous black cherry aromas with vanilla accents. Bright, lush and flavorsome on the entry, with a moderately full body and cedar and anise notes through the finish. Tannins are velvety and fine grained. Drink now or later.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Notes on the Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley 2005 : WINEMAKER NOTES: Ripe and forward on the nose, the wine displays enticing fresh fruit aromas of pineapple, tangerine and pear with a dash of lemon zest. Hints of creaminess, from malolactic fermentation, blend nicely with the oak notes of clove and nutmeg, producing a wine with layers of complexity. The palate is round and lush with concentrated fruit and a subtle layer of oak spice. The natural acidity of these cool climate Chardonnay grapes gives the wine a firm structure and a refreshing finish. CHAPPELLET CHARDONNAY NAPA VALLEY 2005

Notes on the Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley 2005 : WINEMAKER NOTES: Ripe and forward on the nose, the wine displays enticing fresh fruit aromas of pineapple, tangerine and pear with a dash of lemon zest. Hints of creaminess, from malolactic fermentation, blend nicely with the oak notes of clove and nutmeg, producing a wine with layers of complexity. The palate is round and lush with concentrated fruit and a subtle layer of oak spice. The natural acidity of these cool climate Chardonnay grapes gives the wine a firm structure and a refreshing finish. CHAPPELLET CHARDONNAY NAPA VALLEY 2005

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